Thursday, May 8, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Sweet News from Mockingbird Meadows

Here's an update from Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market vendors Dawn and Carson Combs of Mockingbird Meadows:

Whew! So much is happening out at our farm.

The sheep finally have their fence and the chicken palace is going up as we speak. We are ready to turn the ground over and put on the biodynamic preparations for the year. With a lot of our long term perennial herbs going into the ground this year we are reall starting to see things shape up.

Sign up soon for our Herbal Skincare Workshop coming up May 24th and take a tour of our farm that day! Check out our website for more details.

The bees are doing well. We have come out of winter with very strong hives and are getting ready to make splits of quite a few of them. This past week we installed new packages of bees into 10 new hives and are already getting calls to catch swarms! We are up to 28 hives right now.

Our most exciting news is in regard to our Infused Honey. Our Infused Honeys start with our raw honey and we infuse fresh herbs into them in a process that takes between 1-3 months. The end result is a raw honey with subtle overtones of floral or herbal flavor, and the health benefits of each herbal addition to boot! This artisanal honey was nominated by the Slow Food group here in Columbus to take part in the international festival, "Slow Food Nation," August 29-September 1, 2008 in San Francisco, California. We recently received word that we were accepted and that our honey will be featured in their "Taste" forum during this 4-day foodie festival! We are so excited and thankful for this opportunity to be seen by such a large audience.

Be sure to stop by and see the fun things we are doing with our honey to provide you with even more health benefits!

Green health to you,

Dawn Combs
Mockingbird Meadows

Thanks, Dawn.

Visit Dawn and Carson Combs each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. through October 29th at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market.

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